Expensive, unreliable, ppoor support. What more could you want?
Eddie Lang, Amazon
18 September 2010
Summary: Let me start by saying I have owned and maintained three of these expensive devices beginning in 2004. Why three? Well, because two of them have died in service after the three-year "warranty" expired. Why then own them?
Summary: I work from a home office and spend all day on the internet. My business depends on internet access so there are few times I can be without. Until CLEAR arrived, my choices had been DSL from TELCO and cable from COMCAST.
Summary: We purchased this to have a live backup connection to our T-1 (DSL line is the backup). It serves the purpose but you need a technical person to set it up. VPN is a problem. You cannot use standard windows VPN and the Netgear VPN client only works with certain versions of Windows, no 64 bit support,...
Summary: I've owned several FVX538 over the years, deploying the first one in 2003. Back then they weren't the most reliable or easy to configure appliances on the market but they were considerably more cost effective than the other appliances that were available at the time.
Summary: I am a Netgear fan. I have a lot of equipment in my home, and have always found Netgear to be a reliable brand that just works! I had a fvs318 that worked great for years, but could not keep up with my upgraded Internet connection.
Summary: I bought this product 2 years ago. I really wanted to like it. It had a lot of features I wanted, dual wan ports, VPN, etc. but this thing really sucks. I have 8 years experience as a network administrator, but this thing was never reliable.
Drops traffic on both WAN interfaces when reconfiguring.
Joel Franusic, Amazon
29 April 2008
Summary: I had high hopes for the FVX538, a relatively cheap router with failover support! After several months of trying to make it work (upgrading firmware, reading the manual, etc) I ended up going with pfSense on a rackmount server.
Summary: It lacks some features, like a command-line dump of its configuration (it uses a proprietary binary format) and some routing features; but it works, and is cheap. We had problems with the stability of vpn channels when connecting to Juniper NetScreen equipment (the channels would go down at least...
Summary: I'm very pleased with this product and I highly recommend it: - The setup has been a breeze including setting up VPN connections from dynamic clients as well as from another router (a Cisco/Linksys RVS 4400N). - The performances are phenomenal (e.g. VPN set up time...